College Learning for the New Global Century
This is AACU’s most recent piece on a vision for general education.
Ferren, Ann “What’s In It for Me? Politics and the Process of Curricular Change,”
Ferren, What’s In It For Me Politics and Process.pdf
These are PowerPoint slides from a session at the 2009 AACU General Education Institute in Minneapolis.
Gaston, Paul. “Seeking Effective Implementation of a Curricular Proposal”
Gaston, Seeking Effective Implementation of a Curricular Proposal.pdf
These are PowerPoint slides from a presentation at the AACU General Education Institute in Minneapolis in 2009.
General Education in the 21st Century: University of California Commission
GE in the 21st-Century UC.pdf
Parts of this are excellent background reading. I suggest reading the following sections: Section 1: Justification (skip “Why California”); Section 2 Clearing the Underbrush; Section 3 Structure and Culture of Academic Disciplines; Section 5: Curricular Innovation; and Section 6: Thinking Through the Civic Dimension.
Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning
This report from the AACU set the agenda for much of the current national discussion about general education.
Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles for Effective General Education Programs
AAC Strong Foundations Twelve Principles for Effective General Education Programs.pdf
This is a classic statement from 1994 which has really stood the test of time as far as I’m concerned.
Washington State University Re-Visioning GE Report
Washington State Revisioning GE Report to Provost 2009.pdf
This is a 2009 report to the provost by a special taskforce. It’s a good resource of ideas and references.